Glasgow's Low Emission Zone now in operation

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone became operational from 31 December 2018, with plans to extend to all vehicle types by the end of 2022.

New roads should prioritise pedestrians and cyclists

NICE has advised that pedestrians, cyclists and those who use public transport should be given priority when new roads are built or upgraded.

Greater protections for trees in urban areas

Michael Gove has announced plans to ensure councils can't cut down trees without first consulting their communities.

Changing Places to be mandatory in public buildings

The government has announced that new buildings and redevelopments will need to provide Changing Places toilets under new proposals.

Air quality breaches affecting 33 million

New analysis by the Labour Party has found that over 33 million people lived in areas breaching pollution limits in England in 2016.

Funding boost to accommodate London's homeless

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced plans for thousands of new homes to help Londoners at risk of becoming homeless.

£675 million communities fund for high streets

Jake Berry has announced a £675 million Future High Streets fund to help create bold, new visions for town centres.

Academies performing below average for disadvantaged

New analysis has revealed that two-thirds of academy chains across England are performing below average for disadvantaged pupils.

New venture to develop district energy schemes in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council has entered into a pioneering new venture to develop district energy schemes across the city for the next 40 years.

Sports bodies must help children play more sport

Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called on leading sporting bodies to work with schools and help more children play competitive sport.

Locally-driven approach needed for high streets

Retail industry leaders have urged for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres.

Early learning gap for those in poverty widening

The early learning gap between children in poverty and their peers has widened in 76 out of 152 local authorities.

£22m of savings to balance Nottingham’s budget

Nottingham City Council is looking to agree £22 million of savings to balance its 2019/20 budget.

Postal address change needed to prevent homelessness

Citizens Advice says that fixed postal address rules are stopping homeless people accessing public services.

Scrappage scheme in London for polluting vans

The Mayor of London has announced a £23 million scheme to help business owners scrap polluting vans, in preparation for the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

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